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Fri,02 Dec 2016 16:49:00 -0700The major market indexes moved significantly lower over the past week.
Fri,02 Dec 2016 15:11:03 -0700Discount retailer Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE) impressed the market with its latest set of quarterly results Thursday, even if the figures didn't trounce analysts' consensus estimates. For the company's fiscal third quarter, which ended Oct. 29, net sales rose by 18% on a year-over-year basis to just under $200 million, although comparable-store sales declined marginally.
Fri,02 Dec 2016 14:56:02 -0700Shares of Pandora Media (NYSE: P) are up by double-digit percentages on a report that the company has indicated a willingness to be bought out. CNBC, citing "people familiar with the matter," says that Pandora is now open to the possibility in general, and to selling itself to former suitor Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ: SIRI) in particular.
Fri,02 Dec 2016 14:32:03 -0700With multiple smart car partnerships inked recently with computer vision and machine learning leader Mobileye and Delphi Automotive, among others, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is wasting no time in pursuing CEO Brian Krzanich's plan to carve out a healthy role for itself in the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) space.
Fri,02 Dec 2016 13:55:02 -0700The long-awaited return of the Nokia (NYSE: NOK) name to the smartphone market was confirmed recently by HMD Global, a Finland-based company founded earlier this year by some ex-Nokia personnel. Financial terms of the Nokia-HMD partnership were not disclosed.
Fri,02 Dec 2016 13:25:03 -0700The review of the merger between Cabela's (NYSE: CAB) and Bass Pro Shops has been extended for another month in both the U.S. and Canada after the Federal Trade Commission asked both sides for more information about the proposed $5.5 billion deal. The Canadian Competition Bureau also has extended its waiting period for reviewing the deal.
Fri,02 Dec 2016 12:56:03 -0700Like airlines that now nickel-and-dime us with charges for every once-free amenity they offer, Las Vegas casinos are beginning to charge tourists for parking on their property. Free parking was once viewed as a loss leader by casino operators, which figured they would make up at the gaming tables what they lost in the garage.
Fri,02 Dec 2016 11:49:00 -0700If you're going to make repairs before your guests arrive for visits over the holiday season, it's best to know where to start and how much it will cost you.
Fri,02 Dec 2016 10:33:00 -0700According to TipRanks data, Diamond Hill generated an impressive 6.29 percent return for investors in the last quarter.
Fri,02 Dec 2016 09:53:00 -0700Big tech has been sold aggressively in recent weeks but a handful of components have held up exceptional well and could lead the inevitable recovery wave.
Fri,02 Dec 2016 09:50:00 -0700Both oil services giants should gain ground into 2017 but Halliburton has carved a much stronger technical pattern.
Thu,01 Dec 2016 15:25:03 -0700Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) is apparently opening its wallet for a fresh acquisition. Tech industry news website The Information reported, citing "three people briefed on the deal," that the fitness band leader is nearing a deal to buy privately held smartwatch manufacturer Pebble.
Thu,01 Dec 2016 15:10:03 -0700On the back of a quarter that beat analysts' expectations for profitability, La-Z-Boy (NYSE: LZB) is increasing its quarterly shareholder payout by 10%. The company has declared a dividend of $0.11 per share, $0.01 higher than its predecessor. Since re-initiating its payout at the rate of $0.04 per share in late 2012, after a suspension that began amid last decade's financial crisis, La-Z-Boy has been a reliable dividend payer.
Thu,01 Dec 2016 14:22:00 -0700These five penny stocks trading on U.S. public exchanges could gain substantial ground in coming months.
Thu,01 Dec 2016 11:35:03 -0700T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) has taken a non-traditional path to success. The wireless carrier has routinely taken on bigger, better-capitalized competitors, and still managed to succeed. That's a skill it's not easy to master, nor is it easy to share with other entrepreneurs and business leaders, but the company has come up with an interesting way to attempt that.
Thu,01 Dec 2016 11:04:05 -0700Cuts to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- what used to be called "food stamps" -- contributed to a slight drop in same-store sales for Dollar General (NYSE: DG) in the third quarter, the discount retailer said in its earnings release Thursday.
Thu,01 Dec 2016 10:33:00 -0700Small caps are overbought after the November rally but the group's broad diversity still offers unexplored opportunities.
Thu,01 Dec 2016 10:20:00 -0700Dollar General is testing a multiyear trendline for the second time in three months after an earnings shortfall and could break down in coming weeks.
Thu,01 Dec 2016 09:44:00 -0700History shows December is a bullish month for the S&P 500. Though, its current price action indicates a decline is due.
Thu,01 Dec 2016 08:15:03 -0700It looks like the city of Oakland, Calif. Will be mounting a goal-line defense against Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) and its attempt to lure the NFL's Oakland Raiders to a new, desert stadium. Just weeks after Nevada legislators signed off on a $1.9 billion proposal to construct a 65,000-seat stadium somewhere in or around Las Vegas as the new home for the professional football team, Oakland is responding by starting the process to construct a new stadium for them.
Wed,30 Nov 2016 15:23:04 -0700The ever-growing AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE: AMC) is now officially the largest cinema operator in the world. The company announced Wednesday that it has closed its acquisition of London-headquartered ODEON & UCI Cinemas Holdings, a deal that also makes AMC the top cinema purveyor in Europe.
Wed,30 Nov 2016 14:45:03 -0700Do you want to watch your favorite Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) show on your tablet or smartphone, but lack a decent internet connection at the moment? No problem. The streaming entertainment giant has begun offering its subscribers the option of downloading of some of its popular series and films.
Wed,30 Nov 2016 12:41:02 -0700Harry Potter has been good for the book industry, and good for Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS). Each new Potter book has been a massive hit, with customers flocking to stores to get them as soon as they are released. In addition, the J.K. Rowling series has been credited with creating new readers, which bookstores will need in order to survive.
Wed,30 Nov 2016 12:30:02 -0700It's likely GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) and its shareholders will be glad to see November in their rear-view mirrors. It has been a tough month for the action-camera maker, one in which its stock price fell from a pre-earnings level of $12.84 to its closing price of $9.83 on Tuesday -- a 31% decline.
Wed,30 Nov 2016 12:02:03 -0700Stuffing cheese into things has been a good business for Restaurant Brands International's (NYSE: QSR) Burger King brand. The company had a hit with Mac 'n Cheetos earlier this year, and now its turning to a slightly more natural cheese product to keep its momentum going.
Wed,30 Nov 2016 11:29:03 -0700CEO Brian Krzanich and team have already dived into the deep end of the Internet of Things (IoT) pool, and it's become increasingly clear in the past few months that a key component of Intel's (NASDAQ: INTC) plan involves getting its tech into autonomous cars.
Wed,30 Nov 2016 11:06:00 -0700Despite the recent trend of large institutional investors exiting the hedge fund space, reports show that the majority of these investors are keeping their investments.
Wed,30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0700See four of the best performing stocks in December over the last 26 years.
Wed,30 Nov 2016 07:30:03 -0700Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) is trying to make up for lost time in e-commerce by buying another online retailer. For years, the home goods retailer virtually ignored the internet as a sales channel, despite the rise of Amazon.com and the proliferation of e-commerce sites among its competitors.
Wed,30 Nov 2016 06:02:00 -0700GoPro could squeeze short sellers in a high percentage rally after reporting strong Black Friday sales and announcing a major restructuring.
Tue,29 Nov 2016 15:10:02 -0700When it launched its streaming network, World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) lost some of its ability to make big money from limited-appearance attractions. It used to be that a visiting celebrity or a former wrestler coming back (think Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson or "Stone Cold" Steve Austin) could spike some interest, leading to a major increase in pay-per-view (PPV) buys.
Tue,29 Nov 2016 14:34:02 -0700The long-standing relationship between the world's largest air carrier, American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) has expanded to include Big Blue's cloud-related Bluemix product suite. With this deal, the airline will be moving more of its enterprise applications to IBM's cloud.
Tue,29 Nov 2016 14:08:02 -0700Though the "PC is dead" mantra that has been bandied about in the tech world over the past year or two isn't quite true, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) CEO Brian Krzanich recognizes that his company's future growth will require a shift from that shrinking segment to fast-growing markets such as cloud-based data centers, wearables, commercial drones, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Tue,29 Nov 2016 09:20:00 -0700Strong Black Friday results could set the stage for healthy retail upside into year's end. These sector leaders should take full advantage of that rally.
Tue,29 Nov 2016 08:52:00 -0700Tiffany's has rallied strongly after well received earnings and is now approaching a major resistance zone that should trigger a reversal.
Tue,29 Nov 2016 08:49:03 -0700Since June, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) has been making each Tuesday about thanking its customers, through an app which offers them free stuff like movie tickets, pizza, and chances to win bigger prizes just for being a subscriber. For the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, however, the company has flipped the script, and is helping its customers give back.
Tue,29 Nov 2016 01:20:00 -0700Record holiday spending combined with strong chart setups suggest that now is the time to buy retail stocks.
Mon,28 Nov 2016 12:49:03 -0700DISH Networks' (NASDAQ: DISH) Sling TV beat all other live-television streaming services to market, but now, it's facing competition from Sony (NYSE: SNE), and more rivals are soon to come. Sling TV has a fairly simple proposition at its core. It offers roughly 20 live-streaming cable channels for $20 a month.
Mon,28 Nov 2016 12:23:03 -0700With Brazilian regulators moving forward on plans to issue new permits to the disaster-plagued Samarco mining operation, both owners of the joint venture are committing short-term financing to the mining company. BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) and Vale (NYSE: VALE) issued separate statements late last week announcing they were each extending $115 million to Samarco Mineracao for remediation and stabilization work at the site of an iron ore tailings dam collapse last November that released 60 million cubic meters of toxic mining sludge, left 19 people dead and polluted hundreds of miles of waterways.
Mon,28 Nov 2016 11:05:03 -0700Internet giant Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), which operates the biggest search engine in Russia, was recently sued by music-streaming site Zvooq for $29 million over allegations that it had poached key staff members. Zvooq claims that by recruiting its employees, Yandex breached an NDA it signed after it expressed interest in becoming an investor in the start-up.
Mon,28 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0700These uptrending stocks have pulled back to support and are potential buy candidates.
Mon,28 Nov 2016 09:06:00 -0700Micron Technology has entered a new uptrend but the rally has reached a resistance level that's likely to trigger a reversal and intermediate correction.
Mon,28 Nov 2016 09:05:00 -0700Airline carriers have reached major resistance after the November rally and could offer profitable short sales when they pull back to test new support.
Mon,28 Nov 2016 08:09:03 -0700In spite of a serious setback the credit card giant suffered early this year, American Express' (NYSE: AXP) stock notched a fresh 52-week peak the day after Thanksgiving. The financial company's shares, which at one point dipped as low as $50.27 in mid-February, closed Friday at $72.86.
Mon,28 Nov 2016 07:45:03 -0700The consolidation wave in the online travel industry continues to crest. China's largest travel website, Ctrip.com International (NASDAQ: CTRP), has signed an agreement with the majority shareholders of Scotland-based Skyscanner Holdings to buy the company in a deal valued at roughly 1.4 billion pounds ($1.7 billion).
Mon,28 Nov 2016 07:23:02 -0700Macy's (NYSE: M) suffered a black eye on Black Friday when its e-commerce website crashed on the biggest shopping day of the year. The department store chain's website started displaying a "temporary shopping jam" message to many online shoppers between noon and 5 p.m., but the issues were cleared up by the evening.
Sun,27 Nov 2016 01:06:00 -0700Traders will use the recent price action shown on the charts of these soft commodities to trade a move higher.